Permanent Position Available: Assistant Vegetarian Cook

Vegetarian Cook

Cook for “Canada’s Best Yoga Retreat” on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the mountains of SE British Columbia.

As a progressive, health conscious community, the Yasodhara Ashram Society is looking for an experienced cook with a passion for organic, vegetarian cuisine. You will assist the Ashram’s Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager by cooking buffet-style lunches and suppers that are simple, nutritionally balanced, tasty and seasonally responsive.

Yasodhara Ashram is a residential spiritual community. This is a part-time, permanent position with a competitive wage and benefits. It provides an opportunity to live in the community on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.

We are a positive, supportive workplace where communication and personal growth are highly valued. Understanding of yoga would be helpful but is not required.

Start Date: May 1, 2017

  • 20 hours per week, May 1 to June 24. September 11 onward
  • 40 hours per week, June 25 to September 10

Rate of pay: $16/hour           Benefits: available after 3 months employment


Professional Qualities

The position requires cooking in a nutritionally aware mainly vegetarian style for 30 to 100 people with an ability to organize and operate a community kitchen based on harmony, open communication and teamwork. The Lead Cook/Kitchen Manager will support you in this role.


  • At least 3 years of professional experience cooking for vegetarians and vegans;
  • Experience in cooking large quantities of buffet-style food at retreat centres or camps; and
  • Enthusiasm, reliability and excellent interpersonal skills


To apply please submit your resume and cover letter in a pdf format to Please include a description of why you would like to work and potentially live at Yasodhara Ashram.

Applications will be reviewed as they come in. We will receive applications until April 3, 2017.


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